Game of Thrones: 10 characters most likely to die in Season 8

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9. Daenerys

We’ve watched Dany grow up on Game of Thrones. She went from being an innocent child bride to a wife, to a leader, now the most badass woman on the entire series.

It’s hard to imagine her not on the Iron Throne in the end. But this show is very much about fire and ice and good versus evil. The Starks and the Targaryens as we know them are the “good guys.” We’ve been rooting for the Starks and Daenerys since the beginning.

I think the only way to defeat the Night King is a combination of both fire and ice – and I’m not talking about Jon and Dany. Jon is both fire and ice – a Stark and Targaryen. That is why I believe in the “Prince Who Was Promised” theory.

Here’s a little background. Azor Ahai, who lived thousands of years, sacrificed his wife, Nissa Nissa, by plunging his Lightbringer sword into her heart. By doing so, the sword gained the power it needed for Azor to defeat the Great Other or god of darkness.

The theory goes that Jon is a reborn Azor Ahai, the Prince Who Was Promised. I’m pretty sure he fell in love with Dany. If they marry, then she is his Nissa Nissa. To use Lightbringer to defeat the Night King, he would need to sacrifice someone he loved to create the sword.

If this theory doesn’t come true, I’m still not sure Dany survives. Again, I don’t think both Dany and Jon survive. And of the two, I think she’s the one who goes. Although, I hate that I believe that!

Most likely to die scale: 5 out of 5 swords